River, stream, or creek and dog-friendly campsites in West Midlands

From Shakespeare Country to the Derbyshire hills, this landlocked county has surprises for campers.

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12 top river, stream, or creek and dog-friendly campsites in West Midlands

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Panpwnton Campsite

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Knighton, England
A riverside campsite on Offa’s Dyke Path near Knighton
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Cwmffrwd Farm Campsite

28 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents22 acres · Crickhowell, Wales
Simple, eco-friendly camping with epic views at the foot of a famed Welsh mountain range
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Tyn Y Ffridd Farm

10 units · Tents30 acres · Bangor, Wales
Dog-friendly camping with mountain views between Anglesey and Snowdonia
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Cuckoo Farm Campsite

12 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents130 acres · Rutland, East Midlands
Family camping with campfires on an organic farm, set alongside the beautiful River Chater
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Graig Wen - Wild Snowdonia Escapes

32 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents45 acres · Gwynedd, North Wales
Succumb to the tranquil hills of Graig Wen. Smart, sustainable and quite simply, lush.
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Pytingwyn Woods

6 units · Motorhomes, Tents4 acres · Brecon, Powys, Mid Wales
Almost-wild camping on the banks of the River Honddu, edging the Brecon Beacons
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The White Lodge

5 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, West Midlands
A traditional campsite close to Staffordshire’s canals, river, and stately homes.
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Treflach Farm

8 units · Glamping, Tents100 acres · Oswestry, Shropshire, West Midlands
Bell tents and a yurt on a regenerative farm in Shropshire
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Pentwyn Dingle and Lodge Field Camp

30 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Hay On Wye, Wales
Almost wild camping with good views, near the River Wye and Brecon Beacons
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Bwch Yn Uchaf

20 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Bala, Wales
Narrow-gauge steam railway station, countryside views, gorgeous riverside setting. What's not to love?!
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Eden's Nook

6 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · Welshpool, Wales
The most welcoming camping park in the heart of the Welsh Countryside. Forest View is situated 9 miles from the Town of Llanfyllin and 3 miles from Lake Vyrnwy. We are nestled next to the Dyfnant Forest and offer superb views and access to the Welsh countryside Eden's Kitchen Serves Breakfast 8am to 11am
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Stowford Manor Farm Campsite

51 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents25 acres · Trowbridge, England
We are a family run farm situated in the beautiful Frome valley. The farm has a range of interests from the traditional Jersey milking cows to a community of workshops used by local craftsmen. The cafe serves cream teas from Easter to the end of September and pizzas are sold in evenings during the summer months. Ours is a small family run camp site with the River Frome on one side, next to the medieval buildings of Stowford Farm. The river is suitable for fishing, boating, swimming and paddling. Historic Bradford-on-Avon is only a 5 minute drive and the City of Bath 15 minutes. For those who enjoy more rural pleasures, 200 metres from the campsite Farleigh Hungerford boasts the only river swimming club in the country, and you can become an instant member for a very small fee.
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River, stream, or creek and dog-friendly campsites in West Midlands guide

Overview

Campsites in the West Midlands and central England are often overlooked in favour of their coastal counterparts, but for those who take the time to explore, camping in the West Midlands and central England is a real joy. Some campsites are situated in woodland, while others occupy unspoiled countryside or large stretches of land in Shropshire, Herefordshire, or Worcestershire. Those searching for a quintessential English landscape will find a variety here in the country's heart: gorgeous green valleys, rushing rivers, and woodlands steeped in legend are all waiting to be discovered. And the best part? You’ll find far fewer crowds than in the UK’s popular headline destinations. Head north to hike the green hills and woodland valleys of the Peak District, check into a campsite with views over the Shropshire Hills, or visit Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-Upon-Avon, set amid acres of English countryside. Tent camping is best from late spring to early autumn, but winter walks still draw hikers in the off-season, and many caravan parks stay open year-round.

Where to go

Birmingham & the Black Country

Nicknamed the “Black Country” for its role in the industrial revolution, Birmingham’s sprawling suburbs seem like an unlikely destination for campers. But between the Victorian buildings, historic towns, and heritage museums, you’ll also find grassy parklands and winding canals, along with a good choice of camping sites and caravan parks. Beer lovers will be happy too—the Black Country is renowned for its real ale.

Warwickshire

South of Birmingham, the lush countryside of Warwickshire affords plenty of options for scenic strolls, picnics, and pub lunches looking out along the canal ways. This is Shakespeare Country, so a visit to Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-Upon-Avon is a must, followed by a visit to Warwick Castle, where adventurous campers can even enjoy medieval glamping.

Worcestershire

Rolling hills, ancient woodlands, and tree-lined canals blanket the Worcestershire countryside. Stroll the flower gardens at Croome Park, cycle along shady trails in the Wyre Forest, or go hiking in the Malvern Hills, a dramatic nine-mile range of volcanic hills rising from neighbouring meadows. This is where you’ll find some of the region’s best campsites, from spacious caravan parks to glamping in bell tents or luxury pods.

Herefordshire

West of Birmingham, the wild landscapes of Herefordshire stretch to the Welsh border, dotted with castle ruins and rural market towns. Campers love this pastoral paradise’s rich green fields, the famous Hereford cattle, and villages such as Eardisley, Eardisland, and Pembridge. Take to the hills for a hike or bike ride, paddle along the River Wye in a kayak or stand-up paddleboard, or explore in the footsteps of C.S.Lewis in the Golden Valley. To the south, the Wye Valley has camping options by the water, in the hills, or hidden away in the forest.

Shropshire

Sparsely populated Shropshire is the rural arm of the West Midlands, where you can escape the crowds and camp amid miles of open countryside, castles, and pretty villages tucked against the Welsh-English border. Visit the UNESCO-listed Ironbridge Gorge, take a ride on the Severn Valley steam railway, or hike the grassy plateau of Long Mynd, then stay up late to gaze up at the country stars. Ludlow is fast becoming one of the UK’s leading gourmet destinations, though most campers visit Shropshire to explore the Shropshire Hills). Strap up your walking boots and strike out along the Iron Age hill forts evidencing hundreds of years of struggle between the Welsh and English.

5 Great Pubs in the West Midlands

  • If you’re looking for a Shropshire pub with an idyllic location, The Bridges (01588 650260) is hard to beat. Set at the foot two rivers, this family-run pub uses local ingredients and serves food all day, every day. In winter, the log burner is a snug spot where campers relax, while summer visitors paddle in the stream with an ice cream.
  • Hiding in the quiet village of Armscote, near Stratford-upon-Avon, The Fuzzy Duck (01608 682635) offers classic pub food with a sophisticated twist. Formerly the Fox & Goose, this one-time coaching inn also serves real ale and a good wine list. Pets can run free in the secure garden, where they’ll be welcomed with biscuits and blankets.
  • The Nags Head (01684 574373) in Malvern offers a choice of ales, a friendly welcome, and delightfully eclectic décor. Away from the lager taps is the much-loved Bathams Best, sublime liquid gold from the Black Country. Antique chairs are grouped around an open fire, and the low-beamed walls are wonderfully cluttered to keep eyes busy.
  • As a proper pub gem, The Unicorn (01584 873555) features sloping floors, mahogany panelling, and beamed ceilings. If you’re staying at a Shropshire campsite and looking to acclimatise to the relaxed pace of life, head here to nurse a pint of Ludlow Best in front of the fire. In summer, the beer garden overlooking the River Corve is a nice spot.
  • Considering the awards Titley’s Stagg Inn (01544 230221) has won for its grub (it’s got a Michelin star!), a visiting camper would be forgiven for thinking it’s purely a fine-dining establishment. The country inn is still a place where locals gather for a pint. There’s no jukebox—just the hum of good conversation and Herefordshire accents.

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